Criminal Law Week 2 Lesson 1

Criminal Law Week 2 Lesson 1 - Bratty v Attorney general(pg...

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Bratty v Attorney general (pg 192) ( automatism-voluntary acts) Facts: 1) to prove automatism - need medical prove, eg evidence of medication ( a proper foundation must be laid for it - not forthcoming merely from defective evidence ) relevant facts and issues, relevance of the case to the issue discussed issues judgement ( reasons to arrive at this judgement ) The queen v Falconer (pg 198) (voluntary acts) statutory provision- based on australian law jury have been sympathetic to women who have been suffering with abuse(circumstances) so why in this class ‘black-out’ considered as a valid evidence clinical evidence is just a legal defence, the courts must decide based on that evidence if it is valid PP v Kenneth Fook mun lee ( automatism) internal - within the accused ( eg disease) vs external - a one off event due to
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